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The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help.

Support

Helpline
Care consultation
Support groups

Education

Education programs
Professional training
Diverse Communities

Resources

MCI Partners Program
MedicAlert® + Safe Return®
Local resources and referrals
Wandering: Safety in the home


Helpline

The Alzheimer's Association Helpline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in 140 languages. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable about all aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. Call us if you have questions about:

  • Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss, medications and treatment options, brain health and care options

  • How the Association can help you

  • Caregiving tips and respite care options

  • Services available in your community and referrals

You can also call us for emotional support –– as often as you need. We know that living with Alzheimer’s can be overwhelming at times. Remember, we are here for you –– all day, every day.

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Care consultation

Our professional staff is dedicated to helping people navigate through the difficult decisions and uncertainties people with Alzheimer’s and their families face at every stage of the disease.

Care consolation services include:

  • Assessment of needs

  • Assistance with planning and problem solving

  • Supportive listening

Contact us for more information:

Phone: 1.800.272.3900

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Support groups

We offer a variety of support groups for all individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease. Groups are facilitated by trained volunteers. Many locations offer specialized groups for children, those with early-onset and early-stage Alzheimer’s, adult caregivers and others with specific needs.

Support Group Listing

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Educational programs

We offer many educational programs each year that address the specific interests of the general public, individuals with the disease and their families.

Education program listing.

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Professional training

We offer classroom and Web-based training for healthcare supervisors and direct care workers in assisted living and nursing homes.

Professional training listings.

 

Enroll individuals with Alzheimer's or dementia into MedicAlert® + Safe Return®

In a move to significantly improve the safety of your loved ones, MedicAlert® has created an alliance with the Alzheimer's Association, a world leader in Alzheimer's research and support, to bring you MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return®.

MedicAlert® + Safe Return® offers you the best of both worlds:

  • Assistance when a person wanders or is lost
  • Access to vital medical information in the time of need

When a person with dementia wonders or becomes lost, one call immediately activates a community support network to help reunite the lost person with his or her caregiver. When a person is found, a citizen or law official calls the toll-free 24-hour emergency response number on the identification product and the individual's family or caregivers are contacted. The nearest Alzheimer's Association office provides support during search and rescue efforts. In addition, should medical attention be required, access to a personal health record is immediately available.

Learn more about MedicAlert® + Safe Return®.

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Local resources and referrals

We maintain updated information on home care, adult day care, care coordination, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, eldercare lawyers and transportation available in the community. Our staff and trained professionals can help assess whether a specific care provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer’s. For more information, please contact us at 800.272.3900

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Alzheimer's Association

Our vision: A world without Alzheimer's disease®.
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.